December 2014

  1. Matthew Bourne

    Q&A with New Adventures' Matthew Bourne

    Monday 15 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Matthew Bourne talks to The Guardian about Edward Scissorhands, meeting Fred Astaire, and who's going to win Strictly Come Dancing. Continue Reading

  2. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Luke Jennings, Guardian, Monday 15 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    Bourneland, over the years, has become a recognisable place. Retro-styled, playfully showbiz referential, frosted with poignancy, illuminated by true love 

  3. London Russian Ballet School in Evgeny Goremykin's 'Waltz Caprice' Photo: Igor Zakharkin.

    London Russian Ballet School - mixed bill - Cadogan Hall

    Claire Cohen, Friday 12 December 2014 — Performance: 8 December 2014

    The London Russian Ballet School, which specialises in teaching the Russian ballet method, is enjoying a growing reputation for excellence in classical ballet... Continue Reading

  4. Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui 'Puz/zle' at Sadler’s Wells. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Help decide who gets Olivier Awards for dance

    Friday 12 December 2014 by Carmel Smith

    SOLT - the Society of London Theatres is looking for audience members to join its dance panel. Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, Express, Friday 12 December 2014Performance 6 December 2014 - 16 January 2015

    As the Queen of Hearts, Yanowsky actually takes on the set and wins – her pastiche of the Rose Adagio is one of the highlights. If Ricardo Cervera’s White Rabbit gets rather lost in the melee, Alexander Campbell – a last minute substitution for the injured … 

  6. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker- London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 12 December 2014Performance 11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    Nutcrackers grow in repertory. English National Ballet’s largely traditional production is getting more focused with time, its storytelling tighter.  

  7. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker- London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 12 December 2014Performance 11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    As for the corps, although they appeared to dance the Act I snowflakes with more professionalism than affection, by Act II they looked happier, and were, as always, a commendably tight unit. 

  8. New Adventures - 'Edward Scissorhands'. Ashley Shaw & Dominic North. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 11 December 2014 — Performance: 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    This melting pot of ‘50s Americana is the recipe for a frothy production of 'Edward Scissorhands' that underlines Matthew Bourne’s credentials for being both the best storyteller in dance theatre... Continue Reading

  9. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 11 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    …for the main part, this newly nipped, tucked and tweaked New Adventures production – back at Sadler’s Wells for the first time since 2006 – is vintage Bourne. 

  10. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 11 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    One very good reason to love Matthew Bourne is that the small characters he creates can be as beguiling as any of his protagonists. 

  11. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, , Thursday 11 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    This show comes into its own in its big company numbers, the stage buzzing with bodies, and several mini stories going on in the background, everything timed like clockwork. These set pieces really form the meat of the show, rather than the love story between Edward (an … 

  12. 'The Mad Hatter's Tea Party'. Photo: Alice Pennefather

    Zoonation - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Rachel Nouchi, Thursday 11 December 2014 — Performance: 9 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

    Rather than falling down a rabbit hole, Alice (Lizzie Gough) & friends are locked up in a high security unit- much to the bad luck of newly qualified young psychiatrist Ernest (Tommy Franzen)... Continue Reading

  13. Resolution! 2015. Photo: Chris Nash

    Resolution! 2015

    Wednesday 10 December 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Eighty four companies are preparing to kick start the new year in The Place's annual showcase for new dance makers, which runs from 8 January - 21 February Continue Reading

  14. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 10 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    The dance scenes, such as the Christmas party or the dream ballet performed by Edward’s topiary hedges, lack Bourne’s usual narrative drive. 

  15. ZooNation - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 10 December 2014Performance 9 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

    ZooNation Dance Company’s new hip hop take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland takes off once we reach Wonderland itself. A throng of splendid dancers jump onto the giant tea table, showing off brilliant moves. It takes a while to get going, but it’s a show to send… 

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